The other day I walked around Michaels and saw this set of boxes.
I thought: Perfect!
For what? For storing toys, of course :)
We recently redid our kids bedroom: painted it yellow and moved them from toddler beds to a nice big kid bunkbed. Now I am looking to decorate and find creative ways to store their toys. So those boxes? Perfect.
I painted the boxes inside and out, "wallpaper-ed" a couple of them with scrapbooking paper, and decorated a bit with trims and lace and ribbons. My daughter and I painted the outside, initially with a house and garden theme. She got bored, so I took the liberty to stamp one box and paint another while inspired by Flora Bowley's painting lessons.
I'm pretty pleased how it all turned out :)
Our space is quite small, these boxes are a bit squashed between a shelf and a bunkbed. So I guess it wouldn't have mattered what the outside looks like. But .... it was a fun creative exercise anyway :)
Okay, I'm sure it's to no ones' surprise that I'm behind ... in everything. So much to share, so little time to blog. But I thought this one is really cute to share: my Valentine's card for my parents. Like most of my cards, they are a greeting and a little family update in pictures.
I love making cards and mini-books. I wish I had more time to make them :)
I love buying clothes. Girls clothes to be exact. Boys clothes? Hm, not so much. Sometimes I find fun stuff, but now that my boy is 5 and close to the end of, I guess, toddler clothing, boys clothes look too much like teenage clothing or men clothing. What's up with that?
Initially I was a little nervous, but it turns out that the pictures are really easy to iron on. It took a little practicing on a cheap T-Shirt to figure out exactly how long it would take to iron and how much pressure I needed to put on. Well it turns out it took quite a few minutes and a lot of pressure!
Here is my first T-Shirt ...
Forgive his sheepish grin. He didn't really want to be on camera. And as you can see fifteen seconds later I needed to bribe him with food :-/
I'm thinking I might put a few iron ons on a button down shirt as well. Bags. Girl shirt. Lots of stuff ... =)
I can't believe it! I have been wanting to go since last year, when -it seemed as if- the whole creative community was blogging about Spark 2. It looked so fun and beautiful and inspiring.
However, I have 2 young kids AND I have never left them (except for one weekend when Jasmine was 10 months old and Alex was not yet in our lives). That and it seemed a little self- indulgent to be travelling all the way to Utah for a creative weekend just for fun, just for me. So I put it away on my long wish list of things to do one day.
But then ... I asked and I received. Hubby is graciously taking a couple of days off to take care of the munchkins and letting me have uninterrupted fun all the way in Utah. *eeek* I'm so excited! Thank you hubby!
Of course, I haven't told the kids yet ... now, how to do this?